Building market stakeholders identified 20 actions to accelerate investments in energy efficiency in Poland’s building stock. The report entitled EEB Laboratory Poland – Collaborative action towards achieving improved energy security for Poland, describes the concrete next steps.
These actions are the result of the three day long Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory (EEB Lab), organized in June 2014 in Warsaw by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) together with the members and partners of its Energy Efficiency in Buildings market transformation initiative.
The Poland Lab acknowledged a nascent market for energy efficient buildings in particular in the commercial segment driven by demand from international actors and demonstrated a significant appetite for action and collaboration towards transformation of the Polish building market. Lab partners have already committed to implementing more than half of the 20 actions identified.
Seven partner organizations agreed to establish a Multi-Stakeholder Platform for energy-efficient buildings. Construction Marketing Group (CMG), represented by BuroHappold Engineering, and the National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE) are the initial co-chairs of the Platform. They will convene stakeholders on subjects related to EEB and coordinate actions between stakeholders groups.
The Platform is open for further organizations to join, and will allow members to complement each other’s activities and exchange experiences; collaborate with the public sector on the development of a long-term energy-efficient buildings strategy; and engage in EU policy consultation through the channels offered by international partner organizations.
Building sector stakeholders are encouraged to study the report and join the Multi-Stakeholder Platform to coordinate actions towards market transformation.
The following WBCSD member companies have supported the Poland Lab and will help drive implementation: Skanska (project leader), AGC, AkzoNobel, ArcelorMittal, GDF SUEZ, Lafarge, Schneider Electric, SGS, Siemens and United Technologies.
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